You make them into a paper doll with Photoshop and a photo.
Take a full length photo of your subject.
Make a layer above the photo and use your line tool to create all your lines.
Next use your posterize filter on a duplicate copy of the photo (just in case you totally mess up you can just trash the layer) and pop those colors.
Separate all your parts and pieces so that you can attach them with brads later and make your paper doll movable. Double the fun!
Fill in colors of flesh and lips.
Print it. Cut it out and assemble your gift paper doll. Present it to the recipient and enjoy the reaction. Art is about sharing perspective. I hope my art blog post tonight gives you inspiration to go make something to bring a little joy to someone's life. Handmade paper dolls work too.